This morning I went to watch a few of the GSD architecture students’ final review, and these were my notes:
-Dorm + Theater + Studio on Mass. Ave
-Asked: How do you get into the building? She had no answer.
– A twisty building would make me nervous (as the occupant and observer, probably as the engineer also)
-Reviews as platforms for the critics to talk about their interests in architecture
-Boring Models – Boring Drawings – Flashy Renders
-Have to be able to relate to men –> my work (because they are the majority of the reviewers – see below)
-4/5 reviewers were men
–Where do we [architects] make people’s lives better?
–You are an important young architect, moved her to tears.
-Q: How to draw people up a large mixed-use building? A: It’s the same as my “secret spaces” in homes. Allow visual “peeks.”
-Look @ my 1970’s color book –> Which famous architect liked color? (:Here is the golden rule: With color you accentuate, you classify, you disentangle. With black you get stuck in the mud and you are lost. Always say to yourself: Drawings must be easy to read. Color will come to your rescue.
–> Oh yeah, Corb said that!
-Final review as a conversation – Because the project is never done.
-Add diagrams – of overall design scheme, circulation, conception, private v. public